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Well, it did not appear on the Barclays Center monthly calendar, which lists only publicly ticketed events (but should IMHO list any event that might impact the neighborhood), but there will be an major event next Tuesday--a memorial gathering that will draw many buses bringing Orthodox Jewish women and girls.
On the morning of Tuesday, March 17th 2015, Barclays Center will host a private memorial service with a significant number of buses used for guest transportation.Note that, unlike with the monthly calendar, the arena didn't offer an attendance estimate. Nor did Kelly explain what was happening.
The event starts at 10am and concludes at 1pm. Buses will be parked and staged downstairs in our loading dock, outside on the arena block and across the street at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Fort Greene Place.
To ensure a safe and expeditious event egress with limited neighborhood impact, the NYPD 78th Precinct – in coordination with the Mayor’s Office & Barclays Center Traffic Management - will introduce and direct the following temporary change:
No Parking 10am – 1pm // Flatbush Ave. between Atlantic & 8th Aves.
On March 17, 2015 - 25 Adar 5775 The Barclay center in Downtown Brooklyn will fill up with thousands of woman and Bais Yaakov girls to commemorate the 80th yartzheit of Sara Schneirer [sic] founder of the Bais Yaakov movement. For more info and ticket information call 718-851-2900To quote Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, "The yahrzeit is a time of remembering the dead by reciting the Kaddish, lighting a 24-hour candle, and remembering the person who has died."
Bais Yaakov... is a common name for Orthodox full-time Jewish elementary and secondary schools throughout the world for Jewish girls from religious families. While these schools share the Bais Yaakov name, they are not necessarily affiliated, though some are, for other reasons.
...The Bais Yaakov movement was started by seamstress Sarah Schenirer in 1917 in Kraków, Poland. The first school building survives as apartments and is marked with a bronze plaque.
While boys attended cheder and Talmud Torah schools (and in some cases yeshivas), at that time there was no formalized system of Jewish education for girls and young Jewish women.
Sarah Schenirer saw that there was a high rate of assimilation among girls due to the secular influences of the non-Jewish schools that the girls were then attending. Sarah Schenirer concluded that only providing young Jewish women with a thorough, school-based Jewish education would effectively combat this phenomenon. She started a school of her own, trained other women to teach, and set up similar schools in other cities throughout Europe.